*Please note e-books are not returnableIntroduction to Health Information Privacy and Security
provides an overview of health information
privacy and security, outlining the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and
Security Rules, as well as other laws and organizations that regulate health
information. It outlines the basic terms and concepts related to HIPAA privacy
and security, and it introduces the reader to practical themes such as threat
identification, data security mechanisms, and business continuity that are
critical to the management of health information.
The text is presented in six chapters, beginning with
an overview of health information regulation, followed by the presentation of
key information related to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the Security Rule, and
closing with a discussion of key changes to the rules as created by the 2009
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Each chapter contains Check Your Understanding questions and concludes with a
Real-World Case that illustrates an issue relevant to the topics presented in
the chapter. The reader will notice helpful resources in the text such as sample
forms, figures that break concepts into manageable portions, and references to
further the reader’s understanding about specific topics.
- Provides a general overview of health information
privacy and security terms and concepts.
- Designed to reach readers who have little or no
previous knowledge of the topic.
- Can be used for courses specific to health information
privacy and security.
- Includes Privacy and Security Case Studies
- Instructor manual
- Student workbook
About the Author
Laurie A. Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA, is an associate professor of clinical health and rehabilitation sciences in the Health Information Management and Systems program at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
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